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Genuine Value small cap Screen, AlphaScreens, Glencore, Petropavlovsk, trader war & more

Algy Hall’s Stock Screen column this week he returns to his Genuine Value criteria for selecting small cap stocks. This year Algy has tightened up the criteria a little to reduce the number of companies which come a cropper during the year while still capturing the strong outperformance of the top picks. Find out which stocks Algy has identified this year.

Meanwhile, in the latest output from our AlphaScreens service, Algy Hall re-runs his Quality screen across the All-Share, All Small and Aim indices with one company dropping down the list of All Share constituents hitting the perfect nine score, a new nine out of nine riser among the small caps and two new Aim contenders.

In the resources space, two significant pieces of news today as Glencore has spotted a potential sanctions loophole which may help it continue to operate unimpeded in DR Congo while further east, Russia-focused gold miner Petropavlovsk is facing a challenge to its board for the second year running at its upcoming AGM.

This week’s economics pages are written by James Norrington and in them he addresses the recent spate of announcements from central bankers over the direction of travel of monetary policy during the coming months and the rising prospect of a trade war between the US and China – read more here.  

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